Dan + Shay Bags “Best Country Duo/Group Performance

February 11, 2019

Country superstar duo Dan + Shay snags the Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their hit song “Tequila.” It was announced at the premiere ceremony on Sunday, the 10th of February. This makes the boys’ first Grammy win.

The boys were enthusiastic in receiving their first award and the first reaction from them was a very shocked “Are you kidding me right now?”

Their Words of Gratitude

Dan Smyers noted that he was still high from his excitement in a speech that they gave.

"My heart is beating out of my chest right now. We had no expectations to win this. So many people to thank. Thank you to the Recording Academy and everybody who voted for us, all of the incredible artists in our category. That's the beautiful thing about Nashville and country music, we're all family and we all root for each other. I love you guys, you're amazing! Our team, our management, Jason Owen, Lisa Ray, Scooter Braun, you guys are absolutely incredible, our record label Warner Music Nashville, Scott Hendrix, our co-producer on this record, our co-writers Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon. We couldn't do this without a great song. Our beautiful better halves, Abby and Hannah we love you so much."

Shay Mooney, the half of the Grammy-winning duo added:

"My parents watching right now at home, I love you guys. Mom and Dad, Gabby, Erica, my little boy he's two, he probably doesn't know what's going on right now, why dad's on TV. I love you Asher. To my beautiful wife Hannah thank you so much. To the Recording Academy I can't believe this just happened. I'm a little bit blown away and I might be about to pass out. Thank you so much this is an incredible honor."

They beat out Brother’s Osborne with “Shoot Me Straight,” Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill with “Dear Hate,” Little Big Town with “When Someone Stops Loving You,” and Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha with “Meant to Be.